1Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea

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Jonathan Rea

Date of birth
02 February, 1987
Place of birth
Ballymena
Team
KAWASAKI RACING TEAM
Bike:
Kawasaki ZX-10R
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About

Born in Ballymena (Northern Ireland), Jonathan Rea's sporting career began in motocross, before deciding to move to tarmac competing in British Superbikes. He competed in the national series, before making the step up into the Supersport World Championship in 2008. Rea has been competing in the top class since his first full campaign at World Superbike in 2009; where he accumulated 15 Victories, always on a Honda.

After several attempts to reach the title he finally secured it after an impressive 2015 season, his first with the Kawasaki Racing Team. This season saw Rea take five double victories, and he finished with a final advantage of 132 points over Chaz Davies in second position.

In 2016 he became the first champion of this millennium to win a back to back title, beating his countrymen Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies in a closely contested season, despite leading the championship from the first round of the series. The current world champion seeks his third consecutive title in 2017 aboard the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR.

Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps
WorldSBK  8  192  88  38  29  21  27
WorldSSP  0  12  6  3  1  2  0
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps Pos.
2016 Superbike  2  26  23  9  9  5  6 1
2015 Superbike  2  26  23  14  7  2  11 1
2014 Superbike  1  24  9  4  1  4  2 3
2013 Superbike  0  18  4  1  2  1  1 9
2012 Superbike  0  27  6  2  4  0  0 5
2011 Superbike  2  18  5  2  0  3  0 9
2010 Superbike  1  23  10  4  5  1  5 4
2009 Superbike  0  28  8  2  1  5  2 5
2008 Superbike  0  2  0  0  0  0  0 26
2008 Supersport  0  12  6  3  1  2  0 2